Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Jun 12:
The Puri district administration today closed the damaged Samjajpur railway over bridge on the Bhubaneswar-Satpada national highway no. 316 preventing movement of traffic on it.
While National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) have started repairing of the damaged section of the over bridge, traffic has been diverted through the old railway level crossing.
The diversion being a narrow road large number of policemen has been deployed to control the movement of vehicles.
However, in view of heavy flow devotees for the Debasnana Purnima ritual of Lord Jagannath, the over bridge will be temporarily opened for restricted movement of light vehicles between June 19 evening to the June 21 evening.
Even Indian Railway authorities have been requested to open another level crossing in view of the expected heavy flow of devotees during Debasnana Purnima which falls on June 20.
NHAI has been asked to complete repairs by June 30 and hand it over to the district administration in view of Rath Yatra in which large footfall of devotees is expected.